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    Am i using seriously correctly?

    1) We are not sure if the price of the book is correct, so don't take what we say seriously untill we confirm the price with the book store.

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    Re: Am i using seriously correctly?

    No.

    If I tell you not to take what I say seriously, I am joking with you or teasing you.

    You: Larry told me he just won the lottery!
    Me: Oh, don't take anything he says seriously. He's a big joker.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Am i using seriously correctly?

    Thanks for your reply. In this case what is the most appropriate word to replace seriously? How do i complete the sentence?

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    Re: Am i using seriously correctly?

    We are not sure if the price of the book is correct, so don't...
    ... act on this until we confirm the price with the book store.
    ... treat this as firm until we confirm the price with the book store.
    ...take is as Gospel we confirm the price with the book store. (this one is rather slang-like, using the Bible as a metaphor)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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